Ear Nose and Throat Surgery is a medical specialty which is focused on the surgical and medical management of conditions in the ears, nose, and throat and head and neck. ENT surgeons are also known as Otolaryngologists. Specialists are trained in both medicine and surgery. Conditions treated by Otolaryngologists include:
Ears: This involves medical and surgical treatment of ear infections, hearing loss, balance disorders, ringing/ buzzing in the ears (tinnitus) and facial and cranial nerve disorders.
Nose: Otolaryngologists manage and treat all conditions affecting the nose and sinuses such as allergies, sinusitis, nasal obstruction due to polyps, deviated septum as well as smell disorders.
Throat: Otolaryngologists make diagnosis and treat conditions affecting the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
Head and Neck: Otolaryngologists treat infectious diseases, tumors (swellings) in the head and neck area as well as trauma.
Hearing and balance deals with hearing loss, ringing in the ears and dizziness (vertigo). An audiologist or any trained personnel will conduct various tests to identify the cause and severity of your problem and propose a treatment option.
Tests conducted for hearing:
• Auditory brainstem Response Audiometry (ABR)Auditory Steady State Response Audiometry
• Otoacoustic Emissions
• Pure Tone Audiometry
• Acoustic Reflexes
• Tinnitus Matching
Tests conducted for balance:
• Positional testing
• Electronystagmography (ENG)
• Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)
Treatment and assistive options for hearing loss
• Hearing aids
• Implantable hearing devices such as Cochlear implants (link to details)
• Assistive Listening devices
• Tinnitus therapy
Treatment for imbalance
• Medical treatment
• Repositioning maneuvers
• Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
• Surgical treatment
This is an allied health profession practiced by a speech-language pathologist (SLP). SLPs deal in diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting speech and language, cognitive issues that affect communication, voice and swallowing both in children and adults. SLPs also play a multidisciplinary role in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Causes of Speech, language, and swallowing disorders include hearing loss, emotional issues, developmental delays, stroke and brain injury, cerebral palsy and structural defects such as cleft palate among others. Follow this link for further information: (link to resources)
Internal medicine is a branch of medicine dealing in the diagnosis, medical treatment and care of illnesses in adults. Areas of expertise include conditions affecting the blood, the immune system, the kidneys, the digestive, the heart, lungs, connective tissues, conditions that are related to metabolism and hormones, oncology (cancers), sports medicine, adolescent medicine, infectious conditions and diseases affecting senior citizens
This is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of illnesses that affect young patients – from infants and children to adolescents.
Areas of expertise include conditions at birth, conditions affecting growth and development, conditions affecting the nervous system, affecting the blood, the immune system, the kidneys, the digestive, the heart, lungs, connective tissues, conditions that are related to metabolism and hormones, oncology (cancers), sports medicine and infectious conditions.
This is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the oral cavity which includes dentition, oral mucosa and structures and tissues in the region of the jaw, temporomandibular joint and face.
The most common dental treatments include dental extraction, teeth restoration, scaling endodontic root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry
The purpose of a clinical Laboratory is to provide information that the clinician takes into consideration when diagnostic or therapeutic decisions for their patients.
Humanhood clinics has the capabilities to perform the following tests: